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Psalm 22:17-21

Psalm 22:17 I can count all my bones; people gaze and stare at me.

Psalm 22:18 They divided my garments among themselves, and they gambled for my clothing.

Psalm 22:19 But you, Yahveh, don’t be far away. My strength, come quickly to help me.

Psalm 22:20 Rescue my throat from the sword, my abandoned throat from this dog’s hand.

Psalm 22:21 Save me from the lion’s mouth, from the horns of wild oxen. You answered me!

reduced to nothing

I imagine the particular incident David was referring to must have happened when he was forced to abandon his palace as he fled Absalom (2 Samuel 15). I can find no specific mention of it in the Old Testament. But all four Gospels quote the reference in conjunction with Christ’s ordeal at the cross (Matthew 27:35; Mark 15:24; Luke 23:34; John 19:23-24). Jesus was reduced to no possessions.

It also appears that Jesus quoted this entire chapter on the cross. Even though he knew he had to face the death before him, his pleading turned to an announcement of victory. He knew the cross was not the end.

Lord, thank you for giving everything so that all those who put there trust in you would have a future.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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